First redhead

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First redhead

Postby jstewart_1981 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:56 am

Drake redhead that is, last day of 2012-13 season. Waiting on him and his girlfriend at the taxi now.
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Re: First redhead

Postby quack wackr » Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:48 pm

thats a nice bird ! big ole head on him
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Re: First redhead

Postby jstewart_1981 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:54 pm

Thanks! Redhead been on my hitlist for a while now. We never have them here in NW ga and this year every group of hunters in our area except us was smashing them. Last day, got me a nice drake. Would have thought I won the lotto
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Re: First redhead

Postby Dep6 » Thu May 23, 2013 6:41 am

SWEET!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: First redhead

Postby ScaupHunter » Wed May 29, 2013 12:28 pm

My first ginger was way hotter than yours!

Congrats on the duck.
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Re: First redhead

Postby m.teeter » Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:18 pm

That's a bull there. There seemed to be a lot of reds on the east coast this year.
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Re: First redhead

Postby jstewart_1981 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:53 am

M. teeter, I dont know what caused it but we had a bookoo of them here. Well, for typically having zero reds here that is. I dont know of anyone ever shooting one here before. I saw a picture where a group of guys here locally (6 I assume) had killed 12 drakes. Man it was a pretty picture. I know of several others who killed reds this year too but none were banded like yours, congrats.
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Re: First redhead

Postby AndrewHelton » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:35 pm

Those are two beautiful drakes. I'm jealous of you guys, wish I lived a little further south so I could take a crack at a fully plumed drake
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Re: First redhead

Postby m.teeter » Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:41 pm

Thanks jstewart. In the past 10 years I can only think of 1 red killed locally here. They are shot on our coast a good bit. But this year we killed a good many and I heard of other guys doing the same here in central NC. The band was very cool. It was also my first drake redhead. I've killed hens only until this one.
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Re: First redhead

Postby timd » Sat Jul 27, 2013 2:03 pm

There are days here along the Texas coast that RH is all we see. Two shots, two RH, then you must be careful. Lot of times the bluebills can look a lot like a Redhead.
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Re: First redhead

Postby Duck Collector » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:43 pm

Thats a bull there! Bet that jokers chest was solid all the way across...killed alot of em here this year but killed one that was a stud...He's goin on the wall for sure ImageImage
timd wrote:There are days here along the Texas coast that RH is all we see. Two shots, two RH, then you must be careful. Lot of times the bluebills can look a lot like a Redhead.

Yea is a good thing and a bad thing at the same time. Killed one last year then i stood up to kill the second and rolled out 2 with 1 shot....good thing we wernt limited out on reds already.
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Re: First redhead

Postby beretta24 » Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:19 am

Gorgeous...we don't get many in good color hear but do shoot em
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Re: First redhead

Postby doubletheshovel » Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:39 pm

here are some MN drakes best color I have ever shot 3 came in 3 guys each shot once and 3 bulls on the water. This is Mid november when they were shot
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Re: First redhead

Postby beretta24 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:49 pm

Not bad for MN. I haven't got a nicer diver shoot in here in a number of years.
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Re: First redhead

Postby Woodie Hunter » Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:03 pm

Nice birds.We don't get many of them I've only ever killed four and three were drakes
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Re: First redhead

Postby Stish85 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:31 am

AndrewHelton wrote:Those are two beautiful drakes. I'm jealous of you guys, wish I lived a little further south so I could take a crack at a fully plumed drake


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These are 2 I shot a few years ago in Wisconsin. I get a few like this every year. Except this year for some reason, haven't even seen one yet. Wish I would have mounted 1 of them.

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Re: First redhead

Postby bulldawgsierra » Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:28 am

We kill alot of them down here in Florida on the coastImageImage
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Re: First redhead

Postby BBK » Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:52 am

Duck Collector wrote:Yea is a good thing and a bad thing at the same time. Killed one last year then i stood up to kill the second and rolled out 2 with 1 shot....good thing we wernt limited out on reds already.


We? There is no such thing as "we" in duck limits.
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Re: First redhead

Postby Duck Collector » Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:47 pm

BBK wrote:
Duck Collector wrote:Yea is a good thing and a bad thing at the same time. Killed one last year then i stood up to kill the second and rolled out 2 with 1 shot....good thing we wernt limited out on reds already.


We? There is no such thing as "we" in duck limits.

Ummm when your in Texas and hunt specificly for Red Heads or Bluebill..."WE" is refering to groups of 12-15 people. If you put 12 people together shooting into groups of 20 or so reds, nobody knows exactly who shot what duck. So as long as we dont shoot over our total group limit, i dont see a problem.
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Re: First redhead

Postby BBK » Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:17 pm

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BBK wrote:
Duck Collector wrote:Yea is a good thing and a bad thing at the same time. Killed one last year then i stood up to kill the second and rolled out 2 with 1 shot....good thing we wernt limited out on reds already.


We? There is no such thing as "we" in duck limits.

Ummm when your in Texas and hunt specificly for Red Heads or Bluebill..."WE" is refering to groups of 12-15 people. If you put 12 people together shooting into groups of 20 or so reds, nobody knows exactly who shot what duck. So as long as we dont shoot over our total group limit, i dont see a problem.


You said you killed one and then you killed two in one shot... that is 3 and over your limit no matter how many people are in the boat. You may not see a problem but green jeans will if he reads this.
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Re: First redhead

Postby jstewart_1981 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:58 pm

bulldawgsierra wrote:We kill alot of them down here in Florida on the coastImageImage


You guys need some help keeping them swatted off them decoys let me know
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Re: First redhead

Postby bulldawgsierra » Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:00 pm

jstewart_1981 wrote:
bulldawgsierra wrote:We kill alot of them down here in Florida on the coastImageImage


You guys need some help keeping them swatted off them decoys let me know

I'm always ready to have someone new around. Let me know if your ever down this way
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Re: First redhead

Postby ibedamn » Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:46 am

They are beautiful birds, and good eating.

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Re: First redhead

Postby Hbnel5on » Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:23 am

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Re: First redhead

Postby jstewart_1981 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:43 pm

ibedamn wrote:They are beautiful birds, and good eating.

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Pretty dog man!
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